While You Were Sleeping: 5 Early Action Bronson Tracks You May Have Missed


Before Action Bronson became the hipster-media darling he is today, Action Bronson was already releasing some of the best music of his career.  Do yourself a favor and go check out some of his older albums and mixtapes.  While the songs on last year’s Saaab Stories EP were very “now”, Bronson’s never been afraid to tap into some of that 90’s NY energy with great aplomb, coming up with gems more often than not.  Once you get past the wild personality, rhyme skills, and image, you’ll find Bronson’s always had an ear for production, forming a strong bond with the producers he works with, which obviously builds the chemistry in-studio.  Hopefully, more rappers learn from that blueprint.

  1. Get Off My P.P. :: Sampling Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia”, Tommy Mas gives Bronson an awesome track here.  In return, Bronson encourages rappers to get off of other rapper’s johnsons and develop their own styles.  If an album ever needed a now-that-I’m-famous re-release, it’s Dr. Lecter, the debut for the Queens MC. 
  2. Typhoon Rap :: Bronson’s homie Meyhem Lauren wisely pulled Bronson into the rap game and onto this song, which is actually in Lauren’s catalog.  This video is hilariously bad and I’m assuming it’s intentional. 
  3. Barry Horowitz :: One thing that Bronson brings to the table in trademark fashion is obscure and seemingly arbitrary sports and wrestling references, not to mention sick wordplay and amusing videos. 
  4. Not Enough Words :: On Well-Done, Bronson teamed up with DJ/producer Statik Selektah for a plethora of jams, including this one. 
  5. Imported Goods :: This song is simply amazing to ride to when it’s nice out.  This one came from Bronson’s 2011 mixtape Bon Appetit…Bitch

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